Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

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    Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    Does anyone have any idea about the model/part number of the plumb bob on Boba's left gauntlet? It's the brass, pointy thing on front of the silver/black tube that makes up the 'rocket.'

    EBay had almost 100 vintage plumb bobs in the listing, but nothing that matched exactly.

    Any clues?

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    I'm working on pics that uses the brass cone from a candle snuffer. I sent a pic to LiloldBountyHunter and I had some glitch trying to get it posted here. I think I have to resize the pic. It's much lighter that a brass plumb bob and when you cut the rod off the snuffer part, it has a small hole so you can insert a tip that goes on the very end of it.

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    Cool...never would've thought of a candle-putter-outer. Now I have NEW places to look!

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions


    batninja wrote:

    EBay had almost 100 vintage plumb bobs in the listing, but nothing that matched exactly.
    If you see anything that looks remotely close, please post the picture(s). We are pretty sure that it is a "found part" and was not made from scratch.

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    I'm also using a candle snuffer, but it's a bit too long. My search continues.

    I always thought (& read somewhere) that the conical part was "kit bashed" from a really large scale Harrier Jump Jet GR1 plastic model kit.

    If you see any pics of these old planes (the GR1 dates back to the late 60's early 70's) look under the wings and you'll see a conical multi-missile launcher that is the spitting image of the part we're on about.

    Can't find a picture of one, but if I do I'll post a link.

    Si

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    Found a link to a picture of a Harrier GR3

    http://jpspanzers.com/jp_gal/aircraf...es/image13.htm

    Having looked at it, I'm not as sure as I was. Pretty close though.

    Perhaps Brak's will give us the definitive opinion.

    Si

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    Nobody really knows the answer to that but if you find it post it you will be a hero for sure. Meanwhile the search continues.

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    Dude, that's exactly what it looks like and I've always thought that. Thing is... it would have to be a HUGE model! Possible but expensive!

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    Hey...I do land surveying part time on saturdays, and use plumb bob's all the time. They're really not that expensive. If you need any info on them, just ask.

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    plumb bobs are also used in pinball machines...*TILT*

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    Re: Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions

    Muhahaha return of the living thread. Heh what were you searching on to find this thread dungobeetle?

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